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Mallee Sky
Author: Kerry McGinnis
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857971697
Pages: 368
Year: 2013-08-21
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. . . when it all goes wrong, where is there left to run to but home?' Kate Gilmore hasn't been home in years, but since she lost her job and her marriage, she doesn't have anywhere else to turn. Seeking comfort in the country she still carries in her heart, she heads back to the family farm in South Australia's Mallee country, even though it's a place filled with dark and disturbing memories. She is offered a job on neighbouring Rosebud Farm, where she meets the colourful old Harry Quickly and an intriguing young boy called Maxie. And then there's the handsome harvest contractor, who's not shy about making his intentions known. When one catastrophe leads to another, Kate is confronted with a devastating secret from her past. The revelation gives her power to transform the lives of those she loves. If she can sort out who to trust and who is a threat to her, she might just find a way to rescue them all.
Mallee Sky
Author: Jodi Toering
Publisher:
ISBN: 1925381676
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Year: 2018
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Wildhorse Creek
Author: Kerry McGinnis
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1742530389
Pages: 384
Year: 2010-03-01
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'Anything McGinnis writes begs to be read aloud around a campfire.'Country Style Billy Martin runs from home, burying his past in the quest for a future. He finds it in Queensland's spectacular Gulf Country, on the sprawling cattle runs. The Gulf breeds tough men, and Billy is quickly drawn to the excitement and adventure of working with the fiery cattleman and ex-con Blake Reilly and his daughter Jo. Billy finds mateship, danger and romance in the Gulf, but he also finds an untamed and violent land. In the brooding heat and unpredictable storms, the future he had sought unfolds - in ways as turbulent and unexpected as the country itself - and Billy discovers a place where he can at last belong. 'A compelling read...The landscape flourishes briefly to create tranquil moments of intense beauty and serenity. This is the strange allure of the Gulflands and the essence of McGinnis' passionate storytelling.'Hobart Mercury
Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living
Author: Carrie Tiffany
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743286383
Pages: 240
Year: 2007-07-10
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Independent young Jean Finnegan embarks on a scientific life in Australia at the side of agricultural expert Robert Pettergree, with whom she shares a passionate marriage at the beginning of World War II.
Tracking North
Author: Kerry McGinnis
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857977725
Pages: 360
Year: 2014-03-26
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'Vividly transports you to the Gulf Country .... settle in for a really enjoyable read.' Susan Duncan, bestselling author of Salvation Creek Kelly Roberts finds refuge in the rugged and remote cattle country of northern Australia, but when tragedy strikes she is forced to find a new life for herself and her children outside of Rainsford Station. She retreats to the family's only asset - a freehold block of land owned jointly by her eccentric father-in-law, Quinn. In the valley at Evergreen Springs, Quinn hopes the fractured family might all come together to start over again. Life in Queensland's far north is wildly unpredictable, with daily challenges and the wet season, in all its wild majesty, to survive. But when twelve-year-old Rob makes the gruesome discovery of a dead body in the valley, real peril comes far too close to home. Tracking North is a beautiful family story about life in the stunning Gulf Country, one of the world's most unique and fascinating places. 'McGinnis has an assured style as an evocative, ripper yarn spinner.' The Age 'McGinnis has the eye of a painter; she writes as she sees and the land comes alive.' Weekend Australian
Out of Alice
Author: Kerry McGinnis
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857978829
Pages: 252
Year: 2016-03-28
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From the bestselling author of Pieces of Blue and Wildhorse Creek comes an evocative and heartfelt story about how in the remotest of places lives can be lost . . . and found. When Sara Blake takes up a position as governess on Redhill Station in Central Australia, she isn't expecting to encounter a family in crisis, or to uncover a tragedy of her own. With the owners' son critically ill, Sara is called upon to take care of their young daughter. As the family struggles to make a living from the drought-stricken land, everyone pitches in - and Sara finds herself letting people in to the empty spaces in her heart. But the longer she spends out bush, the more she becomes plagued by elusive visions of her dark and troubled childhood. The fragments of memory lead her deep into the red centre of Australia, where at picturesque Kings Canyon she must confront the horrifying secrets of her past. 'Kerry McGinnis writes like poetry . . . The way she recalls places and feelings and is able to write about them with such authority is why she stands out among Australian authors.' Fleur McDonald
The Bush
Author: Don Watson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0857972464
Pages: 448
Year: 2014-09-24
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The bush: few terms are as powerful, and few as hard to define. Far from a conventional history of it, this is an idiosyncratic, highly original and insightful journey through Australian landscape, history and culture. Don Watson sees the bush in a way that neither romanticises nor decries it, evoking the heroic labour of the white farmers as well as the cost of that labour - on the Aboriginal inhabitants, on the land, on the farmers themselves. Most powerfully, he probes our legends, from the axeman to the swagman to the grazier, looking deep into the stories we like to tell and those we've avoided telling, in history, literature, art, in the national myth and political debate. The Bush is intelligent, warm, witty, meticulously researched - full of fascinating anecdote, beautifully written, addictively readable. Its view is at once vastly informed and intensely personal. Don Watson is of the bush himself, having grown up on a farm in East Gippsland. This book is also part memoir, part travel document, his meanderings through Australia acting as a springboard for comment in much the same way as his rail travel did in American Journeys. No one who reads The Bush will afterwards look at this country in quite the same way.
The Waddi Tree
Author: Kerry McGinnis
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1742280145
Pages: 384
Year: 2007-01-08
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Two branches of the McAllister family lead very different lives on cattle stations in Central Australia. Rob, a stickler for correctness, manages a wealthy, company-owned property, while his easygoing brother Sandy struggles to support his wife and son on an impoverished leasehold. When tragedy throws the families together, before ultimately driving them even further apart, it's Sandy's young son Jim who suffers most. Left to rebuild his shattered world, he depends on the larger-than-life station characters and the comfort of horses. This is tough country, where personal heartache is kept in perspective by drought, fire and isolation. The times are just as unforgiving, and as the years pass, Jim discovers that he must pay for his father's mistakes as well as his own. Yet this harshly beautiful land is full of promise, a source of strength to Jim on his road from innocence to independence.
Pieces of Blue
Author: Kerry McGinnis
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1742280374
Pages: 308
Year: 2000-06-05
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At the age of six, Kerry McGinnis loses her mother. Her father, left with four young children toraise, gathers up his family and leaves the city to go doving. For the next fifteen years, the McGinnis clan travels the continent, droving, horse breaking and living off the land. Kerry grows up in the harsh outback, and the animals that inhabit the land are her closest friends. With the memory of her absent mother ever present, Kerry begins her difficult journey into young womanhood.
Kangaroo Island
Author: Deirdre Langeland
Publisher:
ISBN: 1568995482
Pages: 36
Year: 1998-04-01
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Young readers are invited to explore some of the world's most unique and fascinating habitats as witnessed by one of the amazing animals living there. -- Each book includes a lush, pictorial glossary that opens to a 4-page panoramic gatefold of the habitat. -- Read-along cassette tapes are expertly narrated and enhanced with music, natural sound effects, and page-turning tones. -- Every title is reviewed and authenticated by wildlife conservationists. -- Toys authenticated by wildlife curators for realism. Off the coast of Adelaide, South Australia, is a unique and marvelous place where sea lions, penguins, cockatoos, and possums dwell amidst the eucalyptus shrubs -- or mallee -- and alongside the animals that give the island its name: Kangaroos.
The Heartwood Hotel
Author: Kerry McGinnis
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1743773250
Pages: 368
Year: 2018-07-02
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'The Heartwood is the core of this district. It always has been so, but it's still just a building. It's your family - you and Adam and old Tiger - who animate it, keep the heart beating, so to speak.' In the abandoned railhead town of Tewinga, now almost a ghost town, Lyn and Adam Portman struggle to keep the Heartwood Hotel afloat. Lyn loves her husband and longs to be a mother. But she's kept busy caring for her elderly father, her community, and Max, the young worker who reminds her of the brother she's lost and dearly misses. When he fails to return from a day trip, Lyn's concern deepens as the length of his absence grows, the more so with rumours of criminal activity at a nearby station. Meanwhile, a chance meeting uncovers a family bombshell that leaves Lyn reeling. The community must pull together as never before, proving that sometimes the smallest towns have the biggest hearts - and hide the darkest secrets. From the bestselling author of Secrets of the Springs, this is the new outback mystery from Australia's authentic rural writer and beloved voice of the bush.
Natural History
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The American Museum Journal
Author: American Museum of Natural History
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Year: 1922
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Endurance
Author: Deb Anderson
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486301215
Pages: 256
Year: 2014-11-05
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Endurance presents stories of ordinary Australians grappling with extraordinary circumstances, providing insight into their lives, their experiences with drought and their perceptions of climate change. The book opens with the physical impacts, science, politics and economics of drought and climate change in rural Australia. It then highlights the cultural and historical dimensions — taking us to the Mallee wheat-belt, where researcher Deb Anderson interviewed farm families from 2004 to 2007, as climate change awareness grew. Each story is grouped into one of three themes: Survival, Uncertainty and Adaptation. Illustrated with beautiful colour photographs from Museum Victoria, Endurance will appeal to anyone with an interest in life stories, rural Australia and the environment.
Five Years Under the Southern Cross
Author: Frederic Chambers Spurr
Publisher:
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Pages: 295
Year: 1915
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